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First Edition of Saul Bellow's Him With His Foot In His Mouth; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication
New York: Harper & Row, 1984.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear.
"We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all": First Edition of His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 2014.
First edition of this tribute to Nelson Mandela. Small octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anna Bauer.
Everyman's Library edition of Histories of the Kings of Britain; From the library of Richard Burton; Specially bound by Elizabeth Taylor as a gift for him by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1944.
Presentation copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Histories of the Kings of Britain, specially bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe at the request of Elizabeth Taylor as a gift for her husband, Richard Burton. Small octavo, bound in full green reversed calf by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt titles to the spine, wood-effect endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in, Phillips auction bookplate from March 1998 on the front pastedown which reads, ‘from the library of Richard Burton 1925-1984 bound, as a gift from Elizabeth Taylor (Phillips, London – Sale 30510.’ Burton collected Everyman editions over the course of his lifetime and in 1969 Taylor bought and had bound a set of this edition – the gift is mentioned twice in his diaries in late September and October of that year. In near fine condition with fading to the spine.
“What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence”: First Edition of Christopher Hitchens Memoir Hitch 22; Signed by Him
New York: Twelve/ Hatchette Book Group, 2010.
First edition of Hitchens’ memoir. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Eric Baker.
"I have the only key to your heart I can stop you falling apart": First Edition of Horses Neck; Inscribed by Pete Townshend
London: Faber & Faber, 1985.
First edition of Townshend’s series of short fictions. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by Pete Townshend on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pentagram.
"I have the only key to your heart I can stop you falling apart": First American Edition of Horses Neck; Inscribed by Pete Townshend
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.
First American edition of Townshend’s series of short fictions. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed and dated by Pete Townshend on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pentagram.
“A person's a person, no matter how small": First Edition of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!; Inscribed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1954.
First edition of this Dr. Suess work. Quarto, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper, “For Greg Barrett with best wishes Dr. Seuss.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped second issue dust jacket.
"Fortunes have been built and are still amassed on this trick alone": Rare first edition of Houdini's Paper Magic; Inscribed by Him
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1922.
First edition, second printing of Houdini’s guide to the whole art of performing with paper. Octavo, original cloth, full color frontispiece, illustrated with engravings and figures within the text. Warmly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With best wishes for a merry xmas & Happy New Year xmas 1924 Houdini.” In very good condition with a strong signature from Houdini. Rare and desirable.
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first printing of one of the most celebrated and memorable Christmas stories with all issue points present: Cat in the Hat on back cover of book with 14 titles (up to now) listed on the rear flap and a list of 13 books printed at the end of the book. Dust jacket price reads 250/250. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page, “For Katie Johnson with Best Wishes and a Merry Christmas! Dr. Seuss.” Thin quarto, original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example, desirable signed and inscribed.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965.
First American edition of this early work by one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by tennis great Rod Laver on the title page. Light wear, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears. Jacket design by Irving Cowman.
"PROFITS ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, BUT LOSSES NEVER DO": FIRST EDITION OF JESSE LIVERMORES HOW TO TRADE IN STOCKS
New York : Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940.
First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most well-known traders. Octavo, original blue cloth, contains 16 full color charts. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition with light shelfwear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940.
First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most well-known traders. Octavo, original blue cloth, contains 16 full color charts. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel absurd": The Howl and Other Poems; Signed by Allen Ginsberg with a drawing of a flower
San Francisco: City Lights, 1959.
Early printing of this principal work of the Beat Generation. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page, who has added a drawing of a flower. In very good condition. Introduction by William Carlos Williams.
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1909.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. In very good condition with the two folding maps present. Bookplate of prominent Massachusetts resident Peter Chardon Brooks on the inside gutter.
"Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between": First Edition of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings; Signed by Maya Angelou; From the library of James Baldwin
New York: Random House, 1969.
First edition of Angelou’s critically acclaimed first book. Octavo, original first issue book, with the top edge stained red. From the library of writer and close friend of Angelou’s James Baldwin’s library with his signature to the front free endpaper. Signed by the author, “Joy! Maya Angelou” on the half-title page. After Angelou’s close friend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in 1968 depression had set in. Her dear friend James Baldwin, or Jimmy and her “brother friend” as she affectionately called him, took her to a dinner party to brighten her spirits, if only for the night. The party was at the home of the Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer and his wife Judy in late 1968. Everyone in the room began sharing stories about their childhoods, but when it was Angelou’s turn to speak, Mrs. Feiffer was blown away by her storytelling. The next day Feiffer called Random House editor Robert Loomis to tell him he should have Angelou write a book. Following Mrs. Feiffer’s orders, Loomis asked Angelou to write a book about her life, but she said no. Angelou considered herself a poet and playwright, not an author. He asked again; she declined again. Around the fourth time he changed his tune. She had just written a TV series and was out in California when he called. “It’s just as well you don’t attempt to write autobiography, because to write autobiography as literature is almost impossible,” she remembers him saying. “Maybe I’ll try it,” she replied. Loomis’s new tactic had been inspired by a conversation with Baldwin. Baldwin told Loomis that in order to get Angelou to do anything, you have to tell her she can’t do it. The reverse psychology worked. She isolated herself in London and began writing I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), the first of her seven book autobiography series. It was instantly a bestseller and is her most critically acclaimed work. Had it not been for Baldwin and Angelou’s pugnacious tenacity, the world may have never known she was a masterful memoirist. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Janet Halverson. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An extraordinary association copy linking two of the greatest African American writers of the twentieth century.
"A friend is someone you have things in common with, Charlie Brown": First Edition of I Need All The Friends I Can Get; Inscribed by Charles M. Schulz
San Francisco : Determined Productions, Inc, 1964.
First edition of this charming ‘little classic’ featuring Charles Schulz’s endearing Peanuts characters. Small octavo, original boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Brian and Jamie, Charles M. Schulz.” Laid into this titles is a photograph of Schulz. Book design by Jim Young. Photograph by John Arms. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
Verona: Giannalberto Tumermani, 1742.
Paolo Rolli’s Italian translation of Milton’s Paradise Lost. Quarto, bound in full period vellum, gilt titles to the spine, red morocco spine label, engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved vignettes and 11 engraved culd-de-lampes, text printed in two columns with woodcut column dividers, pictorial Italian gilt paper endleaves, all edges speckled red. From the library of Italian collector Giorgio Fanan with his bookplate to the pastedown. Rare and desirable.
“The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call “out there": Signed limited First Edition of Truman Capote's Classic In Cold Blood
New York: Random House, 1965.
Signed limited first edition of Capote’s landmark non-fiction novel, one of 500 numbered copies, this is number 495. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Truman Capote. Fine in the original acetate, original slipcase.
“Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in": First Edition of Truman Capote's Classic In Cold Blood; Signed by Him
New York: Random House, 1965.
First edition of Capote’s landmark non-fiction novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Truman Capote on a tipped in page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by S. Neil Fujita.
"Have gone to Patagonia": First Edition of the Authors Masterpiece In Patagonia; Signed by Bruce Chatwin
London: Jonathan Cape, 1977.
First edition of author’s most well-known work and one of the great travel books of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece map and 4 black and white photographic plates. Signed by Bruce Chatwin on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example, rare signed.